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2012 Quadrantid Meteor | by John Chumack _Observatories
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2012 Quadrantid Meteor

Here are some Quadrantid meteors from this past evening 01-04-2012. I captured my First Quadrantid for the year 2012 via my Canon Rebel Xsi DSLR & 8mm lens from my backyard in Dayton, Ohio. Despite the bright Gibbous Moon & City lights, I did manage to nab a few before the clouds rolled in on me at 3:00am.

 

This is the original fisheye shot (which shows the Moon & Pleiades in the trees)

 

The meteor is above the Basketball Hoop…

 

This is a 30 second exposure @ ISO 400, and the 8mm lens was set to F6.

 

2012 Quadrantid Meteor 1-04-2011.Captured over Dayton, Ohio.

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Taken on January 3, 2012